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How A 2 Year Old Rolls.

Reviewing: Radio Flyer Ultimate Family Wagon  |  Rating:
By Steven Miller on
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First and foremost, this is a FANTASTIC wagon! When our son turned 2, we knew that the stroller wasn't going to cut it for long and we knew a wagon was the answer.

We looked at many different models, even set up obstacle courses in the stores. We tried a few out that other people had bought for their children, and every time, we came back to this one. Here's why:

-Putting it together: It was fast and easy. There is an extra red cap that comes with it, which is helpful if you have your child help hammer them into place. They are self-locking that only take a couple hits to be in place. Simple instructions are easy to follow. The seat belts took the longest to get installed, but total time was about 20 minutes with his help.

-The several options for how your child can ride are wonderful. The seats fold easily to the 5 different positions for whatever your needs are for the day. You have the "flatbed" style for hauling all our treasures, the two seats facing each other (for when you bring a friend along), one seat up with extra storage space, one seat up with one down for covered storage, and, our sons favorite, one seat up with the other folded as an activity surface. The child seat belts are a great safety feature of this wagon.

-Radio Flyer thought of mom and dad too. Drink holders for children and for adults are molded into the design. Two for each. They all have a hole in the bottom of them for any spills that may happen, ensuring easier clean ups.

-Sun protection for the kids. The easy snap on canopy is great. It allows for the children to see things outside, but still cover them from the sun's rays. It has a folding frame for easy storage in the bag.

We have put it to use and plan on more time for the parade season. It maneuvers well for as big as it is, though it's not a turn on a dime type of wagon. The handle folds down for when you need to travel with it in a vehicle. The portability of it was brought down because it doesn't fit easily into a mid-sized car. Granted, it wouldn't be as versatile if it was smaller, but it's something to consider.

We also did some "off roading" on grass with it, and it handled very well. The wheels are a good size and have the "no tip" feature.

The price was on the high side, but the use we are getting out of it, and the use we will be getting out of it when we have more children, makes it a great purchase. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again and recommend it to anyone who has thought about getting a wagon for their kids.